Theodore JosephDettling, 84, passed away Dec.28, 2012.

He issurvived bydaughters Barbara (Peter) Stamatis, Diane (Sam) Ross, Susan (David) Brown, Mary Dettling; sons Brian and Ted; grandchildren Michelle, Allison, Brian, Michelle (Gesualdo), Billy, Maddie, Bridget, Camille, Colton, Austin; great-grandchildren Joey and Johnathan; sister Margie (Emory) Lesho, brothers Robert andRev. William Dettling.Theodore is preceded in death bylovingwife Marilyn Balaun Dettling;parents Theodore and Leanore;and sister Leanore (Andy) Haas.

Theodore graduated from St. VincentHigh School, graduated from the University of Akron with a BS in chemistry and a law degree.He served as a first lieutenantin the U.S. Army.He worked as chemist for B.F. Goodrich and General Tire.Ted practiced patent law at Diamond Shamrock Corportion.Theodore and Marilyn cofoundedElaston Company. He spent many years at Lake Mohawk and enjoyed boating and water skiing.

Mass of Christian burial was Jan. 3 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Akron.Entombment in Holy Cross Cemetery was to follow. Visitation was Jan. 2 at the Hummel Funeral Home in Akron. Donations may be made totheSebastian new organ fund, 476 Mull Ave., Akron 44320inTed's memory.

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